In our religion, we are granted the power to heal the sick. But we see that many of our prayers are not answered. Some say that the person is not healed because of our lack of faith. Could it be that some suffering are result of our past actions, which God has no control of?
There can be no help for what you have done self-centeredly. XVI-32
I can only look on caringly.
For example in one of the stories from the Anecdotes of Oyasama, a child went to Oyasama to ask if she could save his mother who was dying from a serious illness. Oyasama told the child that she could not heal the mother, and that she was destined to die. But the child kept on praying and asking for what was not possible. Oyasama eventually granted the child’s request due to his sincerity, but this was an exception to the rule of cause and effect.
Some illness and disorders are healed with our prayers because these illnesses are a result of God’s guidance. God is showing us our future by these disorders. God distinguishes our minds, and places these disorders on our bodies. These disorders are healed by our sincere prayers.
So when disorders come upon your body, it may be God guiding you to change your present way of thinking, or it may be the result of your past actions. But in both situations, if one ponders, and leans on God, the future will be bright and we will be one day closer to the joyous world
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